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BEAR Bill implementation date likely to change
Insight 24 Nov 2017

This afternoon the Senate Standing Committee on Economics released their report on the Treasury Laws Amendment Banking Executive Accountability and Related Measures Bill 2017 BEAR Bill The Economics Committee recommends that the BEAR Bill be passed but recommends the commencement date be pushed out ...

The BEAR has dropped, where to from here?
Insight 09 Nov 2017

The commencement date of the BEAR legislation is fast approaching and institutions should start planning how to comply with the regime We look at the changes made to the BEAR legislation following industry submissions the timing for implementation and key steps to take ...

Draft whistleblower legislation puts onus on big business
Insight 25 Oct 2017

Big business should be aware of mandatory publishing requirements for whistleblower policies and a reverse onus of proof for compensation which is among a raft of whistleblower reforms contained in draft legislation released following a Senate inquiry report Partner Rachel Nicolson and Associate ...

ASIC recommends tougher corporate penalties
Insight 24 Oct 2017

The ASIC Enforcement Taskforces latest consultation paper pushes for a tougher penalty regime for corporate and financial sector misconduct which has been key focus of the Taskforces Terms of Reference and indeed of ASICs reform agenda for some time Partner Belinda Thompson Senior Associate Michela ...

Senate calls for rewards and increased protections for whistleblowers
Insight 03 Oct 2017

A broadened definition of whistleblower reforms to establish greater protections for whistleblowers and increased sanctions for retaliatory conduct are some of the recommendations by a Senate committee looking into whistleblower protections in the corporate public and not-for-profit sector We expect ...

The BEAR roars into action
Insight 26 Sep 2017

The Federal Government has released the exposure draft of the Treasury Laws Amendment Banking Executive Accountability and Related Measures Bill together with a draft Explanatory Memoradum This follows on from the release of the Banking Executive Accountability Regime BEAR consultation paper in July ...

Supply chains and modern slavery: reporting on the rise
Insight 18 Sep 2017

The release of the Attorney-Generals consultation paper on modern slavery in supply chains and the recent interim inquiry report on establishing an Australian Modern Slavery Act reflect how international standards around corporate respect for human rights are becoming enshrined in law Australian ...

Extraordinary new power proposed for APRA
Insight 12 Sep 2017

The proposed draft of the Financial Sector Legislation Amendment (Crisis Resolution Powers and Other Measures) Bill 2017, will be giving new powers to the APRA in relation to the authorised non-operating holding company and other related bodies corporate of APRA-regulated entities ...

Grizzly times ahead for banks
Insight 14 Jul 2017

A consultation paper on the BEAR has been released confirming the Federal Governments intention to impose an executive accountability regime on banks and their subsidiaries that follows important elements of current international accountability regimes You have three weeks to provide your comments ...

Vietnam's new regulations on corporate governance for public companies
Insight 07 Jul 2017

A decree that aims to improve the corporate governance regime for public companies in Vietnam has been issued and comes into effect August 2017 Our team reports on the key changes ...